India is a diverse country which is full of beautiful cultures spreading across various states. Each state has its own unique traditions and cuisine. From delicious rogan josh of Kashmir to Makki ki Roti from Punjab, India offers a variety of exotic dishes which is eaten not only in the country but all over the world. Here is our list of best food specialties which represents 29 states of India.
- Andhra Pradesh – Pulihora
redchillycurry.comPulihora is the most popular dish of Andhra Pradesh. It consists of tamarind rice cooked with tamarind sauce and other spices and garnished with green chilies.
- Arunachal Pradesh – Apong
www.holidify.comApong is a traditional rice beer widely made at Arunachal Pradesh. This beer is free from all chemicals and is home-made. It is perfect for the people who want to have lighter drinks.
- Assam – Masor Tenga
foodfellas4you.comMasor tenga is a tangy fish curry widely eaten in Assam. The fish is cooked in a broth made of tomato, lemon and various other spices and the end result is a lip smacking dish full of awesomeness.
- Bihar – Litti Chokha
www.halwaikidukan.comLitti chokha is a must have delicacy of Bihar. It is made of wheat flour dough filled with spices, gram flour and lemon juice. It is served with baked vegetables.
- Chattisgarh – Bafauri
www.holidify.comBafauri is a light snack and is one of the most famous dishes of Chattisgarh. Bafauri is a kind of pakora which is made of urad daal mixed with spices and then steamed for few minutes. It is served with delicious chutney.
- Goa – Bebinca
food52.comGoan cuisine is full of exotic and unique dishes from fish curries to spicy chicken to vindaloo. Among those, bebinca is the most delicious sweet eaten in Goa. It is a layered pudding made from coconut milk, sugar, egg and butter.
- Gujarat – Thepla
www.archanaskitchen.comThepla is a must try Gujarati dish. It is a lightly spiced paratha made from wheat flour mixed with fenugreek leaves and various other ingredients. Enjoy this delicious thepla with pickle of your choice.
- Haryana – Kadhi Pakora
www.yummytummyaarthi.comPeople of Haryana are simple and sweet and so is their food choice. Kadhi pakora is the most popular item eaten in Haryana. It consists of delicious pakoras cooked in a sauce made of gram flour and yogurt which is served with white rice.
- Himachal Pradesh – Sidu
www.vahrehvah.comSidu is a famous delicacy of Himachal Pradesh. It is a type of bread made of flour and served with chutney or lentil curry. Spices filled sidu can also be found in many parts of the state.
- Jharkhand – Dhuska
www.icampinmykitchen.comDhuska is a kind of pancakes made from rice flour which is served with variety of curries. This tastier dish is very common all over Jharkhand.
- Jammu And Kashmir – Rogan Josh
www.pinterest.comRogan josh is a signature dish of Kashmir which is widely eaten all over the world. It is made of lamb cooked in delicious curry and served with chapatti or rice. This dish is a must have while you are in Kashmir.
- Karnataka – Bisi Bele Baath
www.youtube.comBisi bele baath is one of Karnataka’s most popular rice dishes. This delicious dish is made of rice and lentils cooked together in spices and tamarind.
- Kerala – Avial
healthyliving.natureloc.comAvial is a traditional food item of Kerala which is made of mixed vegetables, coconut, curd and seasoned with curry leaved and coconut oil.
- Madhya Pradesh – Poha
www.mapsofindia.comMadhya Pradesh has one of the best pohas to offer. It is made with rice, potatoes, onions and seasoned with chilies, curry leaves and lemon.
- Manipur – Iromba
www.nelive.inIromba is a yummy dish made of fermented fish cooked with vegetables and chili paste. The dish is than garnished with combination of herbs including spring onions, coriander and lomba.
- Maharashtra- Vada Pav
newyork.seriouseats.comVada pav is the most famous Maharashtra snack which consists of a fried potato patty called ‘vada’ sandwiched between a special kind of bread called ‘Pav’.
- Meghalaya – Jadoh
www.scoopwhoop.comJadoh is a signature dish of Meghalaya and is widely eaten across the state. It is made of rice and meat which are cooked together with other spices.
- Mizoram – Zu
www.india.comZu tea is a signature beverage of Mizoram which you’ll easily find everywhere in the state.
- Nagaland – Bamboo Steamed Fish
www.scoopwhoop.comBamboo grows all over Nagaland and people use them in many dishes. One of the most common usages of bamboo is steamed fish which is cooked in bamboo shoot with few other spices.
- Odisha – Chenna Poda
www.bhubaneswarbuzz.comChenna Poda is a typical sweet dish of Odisha. It is made of cottage cheese mixed with nuts and sugar and then baked for hours till the color gets brown.
- Punjab – Makki ki Roti and Sarson ka Saag
www.scrumptiousindianrecipes.comMakki di roti and sarson ka saag is a famous delicacy of Punjab. Mustard leaves are used to make a special curry which is served with a corn bread. Enjoy the buttery saag with yummiest roti.
- Rajasthan – Daal Baati Churma
tamalapaku.blogspot.comRajasthani cuisine is incomplete without its iconic dish ‘daal baati churma’. This three in one dish consists of spicy daal, churma and fried baati.
- Sikkim – Momo
www.holidify.comMomo is very popular delicacy of Sikkim. It is prepared with a variety of fillings including minced meat, vegetables, cheese and combination of meat and cheese. Momos taste best with chili sauce.
- Tamil Nadu – Uthappam
www.chitrasfoodbook.comUthappam is a delicious pancake made with different fillings. It is not only eaten in Tamil Nadu but all over the country.
- Telangana – Jonna Roti
blendwithspices.comJonna Roti is made of jowar flour mixed with onions, ginger, green chili, salt and cumin. It is then kneaded with water and eaten by itself or with chutney or curry.
- Tripura – Chakhwi
www.thebetterindia.comPeople in Tripura use berma and bamboo shoots in almost all of their dishes. Chakhwi is a popular item which has two versions; vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Meat and veggies are added into herbs and cooked to perfection.
- Uttarakhand – Aaloo Gutke
www.sailusfood.comAaloo gutke or pahari aaloo is a famous dish of Uttarakhand. It is made from raw potatoes cooked with different spices. It is commonly served as a snack but can also be eaten with roti.
- Uttar Pradesh – Kebabs
www.travelwhistle.comKebab is the famous dish of Uttar Pradesh originated from Nawab of Lucknow. This state has most delicious kebabs served with variety of sauces. You should definitely give it a try.
- West Bengal – Bhapa Ilish
www.tripdesigners.coBhapa ilish is a special fish which is steamed in a paste made of green chilies and mustard. It is most popular and delicious dish of West Bengal.